Beadle's Dime Book of Practical Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen

Beadle's Dime Book of Practical Etiquette for Ladies and Gentlemen

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"[...]to cease conversation, when to offer attentions, to solicit favors, is to know how to behave well; and no person will err who is educated in gentility, or whose apprehension of what is right is not befogged by "charming illusions." One of the worst bores we ever met was a female, who acted as a kind of purveyor-general to the community for every charity which called for an active benevolence. This lady would come into our study at any moment, would force us into hearing which we did not wish to hear, and into giving what we did not conscientiously think it right to give-so great was her faculty for "talking things into a person." She and her friends thought her a very valuable woman; we then thought her to be, and now know her to have been, a most unmitigated bore of the "benevolent" school. We have here described these several enemies of good breeding, because[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 109g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150754474X
  • 9781507544747